The future of wind industry requires development of windfarms in water depths over 100m to meet the increasing global energy demand. For this purpose Maridea has developed the Moray Base concept: a most cost effective floater (both Capex and Opex), with excellent motion characteristics and capable of supporting 15 MW turbines and above in harsh environments. The the patent pending designs Moray Base 1.0 and 2.0 focusses on an industrialized fabrication process combined with minimum maintenance requirements.
“Lloyd’s Register’s Approval in Principle for this innovative concept marks a significant milestone for the floating wind sector. The Moray Base design offers a real and tangible vision for how floating wind farms can operate in inhospitable conditions, a crucial step as the industry drives towards a sustainable future.”
Markus Büsig, North Europe Area Manager, Lloyd’s Register
Moray Base is winner of the Inspirational Blue Wave Award 2022. The Blue Innovation Awards are an initiative of The Blue Cluster to highlight innovative projects, products and services in the blue economy. All entries were judged on five criteria: innovative character; link with economic activities in, on and by the sea; market potential; international ambitions and appeal; and link with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.
Named after the large and vicious Moray eels for its alike shape, the Moray Base consists of meandering tubes without additional structures such as braces. The absence of this additional structures allows for the easy adoption of the existing, well-proven and highly efficient monopile production methods.